Thomas Lux's The Voice You Hear When You Read Silently

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Thomas Lux’s “The Voice You Hear When You Read Silently” is a poem that speaks about the inner voices that you hear when you are reading. Then it will speak about the words that you remember can trace back memories. Throughout this poem, Lux demonstrates tone, figure of speech, theme, structure, and imagery to make his audience to impart in the message that your own voice truest. When Lux wrote this poem, he wanted his audience to understand the tone of voice that he was speaking with. Lux had two tones that he was speaking: In the beginning, Lux was speaking in a formal tone because in the poem he used “you” and “your”. When “you “and “your” is being used in this context, the writer is talking directly to the readers and trying to catch their attention. When Lux uses those words, he wants to establish a connection with his audience and make it seem interesting for his readers to read. Then Lux tone transitioned into a fascinating feeling because he showed descriptive how words can have a different meaning to other people: In this poem “the word ‘barn’ that the writer wrote but the ‘barn’ you say is a barn you know or knew” (line 16-19). The reason Lux stating that because he is comparing the two emotions that it has. He used those two emotions because he wants to…show more content…
In this poem, “Never says anything neutrally.” (line 21). Neutrally explains not having strong opinions or supporting an opinion or idea. The reason why Lux stated that in his line because when someone tries to voice their own opinion others may disagree with them and see it differently. For example, the barn that he spoke about in the poem could give different readers their own visual ideas on how they would see it. Lux wants his audience to have a stronger opinion on what he is presenting in the poem. Also, he is telling the reader to trust his or her own voice and

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